The Et Games’ office is unanimous: Labour is the way to go this election. Our reasons:
– We’re not fans of the Tories’ hard Brexit at all costs. The Prime Minister’s response to worries from the business world? “F**k business”. This is crazy vandalism of our collective prosperity. A soft Brexit or Remain are better ways to go. A large proportion of Et Games’ business is with Europe – we need a close trading relationship with our nearest neighbours.
Compassion for the poor
– Since the financial crisis, poor people have ended up paying the price for the sins of the bankers due to the policies of austerity. This is not right. Homelessness has risen 50%, despite Sajid Javid’s claims to the contrary (https://fullfact.org/election-2019/sajid-javid-homelessness/), and housing is still expensive and insecure for poorer people, whilst house prices continue to rise so as to benefit wealthier people. This is both an ethical problem and a practical political problem – as injustice against the poor continues, more and more people turn to the extremes of the political spectrum.
Respect for Democracy
– Whilst the Lib Dem’s “Cancel Brexit” approach might seem attractive for Remainers (like us), it would not be fair on those who voted Leave to have their vote ignored based on the 30% or so vote needed to get a majority in Parliament. The Tories are even worse: trying to shut down Parliament, and renaming your campaigning office twitter account as “Full Fact UK” breaks trust with voters. We believe Corbyn’s approach to Brexit will bring healing and sanity: a new referendum to confirm the choice between a soft Brexit with close EU ties, or Remain. The alternative is a decade of negotiations with the risk of turning into a low-regulation economy with even less protection for the poor and the environment.